Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/148508
Authors: 
Drydakis, Nick
Year of Publication: 
2016
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2016 [Issue:] 283
Abstract: 
Recessions are complex events that affect personal health and behavior via various potentially opposing mechanisms. While recessions are known to have negative effects on mental health and lead to an increase in suicides, it has been proven that they reduce mortality rates. A general health policy agenda in relation to recessions remains ambiguous due to the lack of consistency between different individual- and country-level approaches. However, aggregate regional patterns provide valuable information, and local social planners could use them to design region-specific policy responses to mitigate the negative health effects cause by recessions.
Subjects: 
recessions
unemployment
mortality
suicides
health
mental health
JEL: 
I30
I31
I32
I38
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Article

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